Weekend Opens (4/12-4/13)

By Dave Fratello | April 12th, 2008
Spring's getting summery already, so please pace yourself and carry plenty of water if you venture out to opens this weekend. We need you back here as readers.

To plan your open-house tours for this week, use MB Confidential's online list of Manhattan Beach open houses (it's mobile-friendly!).

Hill Section

We all know that the Hill Section is home to some of MB's priciest homes.

However, there are no new listings this week to feature for an open, so instead we're going with the cheapest property for sale west of Sepulveda – a condo at 640 MBB, #3, now seeking $599,500 for 2br/2ba and 850 sq. ft. Yep, it's technically the Hill Section. It's a quiet rear unit (listing) being pitched as a vacation property. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

Sand Section

317 5th is Mrs. MBC's pick of the week. What, no Tree Section? No Cape Cod? Nope, this one's a high-style contemporary on a South End walkstreet (corner on Crest), with 4br/5ba and 4150 sq. ft. The décor features period details from the home's early-1990s vintage, but that's OK, she'd just hire a great designer. Starts at $3.2m. Open Sun. 1-4pm.

We wonder if the price at 5th might undercut a newer, similarly sized modern at 316 10th (also on Crest), which has been gathering cobwebs at $3.999m for 7+ months. Not open this weekend, or at all in recent memory.

224 31st took a leap this week and chopped $200k – its first price cut after 7 months on the market. It's now offered at $4.795m, and open for the first time since we began this weekly feature. Open Sun. 2-5pm.

Much further up the block, near the edge of the plateau over Sand Dune, is 473 31st, a stylish new showpiece offering 4br/5ba and 4125 sq. ft. This one started last November and just took a $100k cut to $3.149m, so they celebrate by being open Sun. 1-4pm.

While you're up on the plateau, you might go drop in on neighboring 445 30th, a sweet, updated Spanish, also open Sun., 1-4pm.

Tree Section

Wake the neighbors! There's a true "starter home" in MB for less than $900k – 3301 N. Valley. It's small (technically 3br plus 1 ba, 1050 sq. ft.) and the location is a compromise, but there it is – a sweet, updated home that just might work for someone for $875k. Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4pm.

Another new and aggressively priced listing is just a few doors down at 3011 N. Valley (note: there are more pics now than when the listing started). This bona fide charmer is also fairly large (4br/4ba, 3250 sq. ft.). Purchased 2 years ago for $1.9m (see "A Loss at 2 Yrs?"), now offered at $1.849m. Open Sat. & Sun. 1-4pm.

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